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Financing

Romano's Macaroni Grill files for bankruptcy protection

Management says the venerable Italian chain will use the filing to renegotiate leases on 37 closed sites.

Workforce

Taco Mac plunges into apprenticeships with 50 recruits

The 27-unit chain is one of the first operations to try a new federally sanctioned program for developing restaurant management.

A true challenger to the Cronut appears, along with signs of a deeper dive into groceries by The Cheesecake Factory, less yelling at Red Robin, a return to crazy restaurant theming and crow being added to the menu of Jack in the Box.

The chain has promoted its vice president of operations.

Longtime company executive promoted to the c-suite.

The parent of Chili's and Maggiano's says the longtime marketing executive and hands-on operator will focus on the guest experience.

The chain has its third CEO in about 13 months.

The sector closed more units than it opened last year, according to Technomic, after a decade of weak sales.

Hardcore dining-out fans reveal what types of restaurants are catching their fancy. The foodies' preferences might surprise you.

The food and games chain’s stock surged, thanks to amusements, despite declining same-store sales.

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